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6:40 AM ET, June 5, 2009

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Michael Jones / TUAW:
Rumor: New iPhone to be called “iPhone Video?”  —  Further fueling the iPhone fire (try saying that one five times fast), TUAW has received an anonymous tip stating that AT&T's support website will be updated with “iPhone Video” as one of the model choices when choosing Apple as the phone manufacturer.
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Joseph Menn / Financial Times:
Apple to launch cut-price version of iPhone  —  Apple plans to introduce a cheaper version of its popular iPhone as soon as Monday, in a move that could dramatically increase the company's share of the market for web-surfing devices, people familiar with the initiative said on Thursday.
Katie Marsal / AppleInsider:
New 16GB, 32GB iPhones appear in Carphone Warehouse systems  —  Carphone Warehouse, the largest independent European mobile phone retailer and an official iPhone reseller, added four placeholders to their inventory list for new iPhone models earlier today, sources tell AppleInsider.
Michael Jones / TUAW:
Rumor: New iPhone pictures leaked?  —  With the increasing evidence that a new iPhone may be just around the corner, we've seen our share of screenshots, speculations, and mock-ups.  Now, the Italian iPhone blog iSpazio has posted pictures of what could possibly be the next iPhone (English Translations: here and here).
Jason Toff / Chromium Blog:
Danger: Mac and Linux builds available  —  In order to get more feedback from developers, we have early developer channel versions of Google Chrome for Mac OS X and Linux, but whatever you do, please DON'T DOWNLOAD THEM!  Unless of course you are a developer or take great pleasure in incomplete …
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Jason Kincaid / TechCrunch:
Google Releases Dev Version Of Chrome For Mac And Linux.  But It Doesn't Want You To Use It.  —  Here's some bittersweet news for those of you eagerly awaiting Google's Chrome browser for Mac or Linux: tonight Google is publicly releasing developer versions of the Chrome browser for both operating systems …
Ryan Tate / Gawker:
Steve Jobs Returning to Apple After Nearly ‘Starving to Death,’ Says WSJ  —  Steve Jobs is set to return to Apple on schedule at the end of June, “people familiar with Apple” tell the Wall Street Journal.  He might also end up at the company's developer's conference next week, the paper said.
Ina Fried / CNET News:
Ray Ozzie's cloud hangs over the Valley  —  Palo Alto, Calif.—Ray Ozzie tends to see things much like a Seattle meteorologist—always cloudy.  —  Making a trip to sunny Silicon Valley, Ozzie addressed Silicon Valley's Churchill Club, outlining the transformational role that cloud computing will play.
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Steve Hamm / Business Week:   How Cloud Computing Will Change Business
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nintendo CEO: Wii care about your heartbeat, but not your iPhone, the recession or free games  —  Satoru Iwata is very excited about your heartbeat.  The chief executive of Nintendo wants to capture it on his new Wii Vitality Sensor, an add-on peripheral for the Nintendo Wii …
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Financial Times:   Nintendo ‘rejected’ rivals' choice of technology
Steven Johnson / Time:
How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live  —  Evan Williams and Biz Stone of Twitter  —  The one thing you can say for certain about Twitter is that it makes a terrible first impression.  You hear about this new service that lets you send 140-character updates to your “followers,” and you think, Why does the world need this, exactly?
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Larry Dignan / Between the Lines:
Time says Twitter will change our lives; I Tweeted that I puked
Discussion: Tom Foremski: IMHO
Brian Krebs / Security Fix:
FTC Sues, Shuts Down N. Calif. Web Hosting Firm  —  In an unprecedented move, the Federal Trade Commission has taken legal steps to shut down a Web hosting provider in Northern California that the agency says was directly involved in managing massive global spam operations.
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Google Code Blog:
Introducing Page Speed  —  At Google, we focus constantly on speed; we believe that making our websites load and display faster improves the user's experience and helps them become more productive.  Today, we want to share with the web community some of the best practices we've used and developed …
Google LatLong:
Introducing smart navigation in Street View: double-click to go (anywhere!)  —  Street View is a great way to see panoramas of streets from all over the world.  We've launched some great improvements to this tool, including most recently overlaying user photos and the ability to view Street View in fullscreen.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Modeling The True Value Of Social Networks: 2009 Edition  —  A year ago we modeled out the true value of various social networks based on the idea that users in high-value online advertising markets like Japan, the UK and the U.S. were worth more (financially speaking) than those in lower value online advertising markets.
PC World:
Android Market to Work on Intel's Moblin  —  Handheld devices running Moblin 2.0 will be able to access Google's Android Market, potentially making the Intel operating system as appealing as Android for mobile carriers paid to host application downloads on their networks.
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Dan Nystedt / Macworld:
BenQ plans Android smartphones, netbooks for 2010
Discussion: Mirror.co.uk
Bing Community:
Smart Motion Preview and SafeSearch  —  One of the things we noticed in looking at how customers use search is the number of times people clicked the Back button in their browser soon after clicking on a search result.  When we dug into this, we found that people who clicked …
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Tom Krazit / CNET News:
Microsoft gives Bing stronger search filter option
Discussion: Neowin.net and MediaPost, Thanks:cmarmulla
Ben Worthen / Wall Street Journal:
Adobe Strives to Crack the Smart-Phone Market  —  Shifting Strategies, Opposition From Apple Have Slowed Effort to Push Flash Video Software Beyond Computers  —  Adobe Systems Inc., which makes the Flash software widely used on computers to play Internet videos, is trying to crack a new market: smart phones.
No name's space:
The future of Windows Live Movie Maker  —  Hi, and welcome to post #1 about the first official release of Windows Live Movie Maker.  This is a follow-up to previous posts (here and here) on this blog about the Movie Maker beta, and will give you an update on where we are.
Discussion: LiveSide
Jon Lech / nanocr.eu:
Palm Pre USB hack confirmed  —  A little birdie provided me with the following:  —  As I speculated in my previous blog post on Palm Pre Sync and now confirmed by the image above, when the Pre is in “Media Sync” mode it identifies itself as an Apple iPod.  However, it's only the Mass Storage interface …
Mercury News:
Google recruiter: Company kept ‘do not touch’ in hiring list  —  A recruiter who left Google last year says that the company had maintained a “do not touch” list of companies including Genentech and Yahoo, whose employees were not to be wooed to the Internet search giant.
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Miguel Helft / New York Times:
Unwritten Code Rules Silicon Valley Hiring
Discussion: Gawker and Techdirt, Thanks:mhelft
Andy Ihnatko / Chicago Sun Times:
Google's Wave of the future is genius, but will it work?  —  Five days is an eon in Internet time.  Given the huge amounts of discussion that Google Wave has earned online since the company unveiled it in an 80-minute live demo last week (as I write this, it's the top of the 15th inning …
Nicholas Carlson / Silicon Alley Insider:
The Future Of Media: Facebook, Ustream, The Jonas Brothers And 974,000 Tweens  —  An hour-long video chat with the Jonas Brothers drew 974,000 unique viewers on Facebook last week.  —  If 974,000 sounds like a lot of people, that's because it is.  It's not the record-breaking 10 million people …
 
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Gary Anthes / Computerworld:
Unix turns 40: The past, present and future of a revolutionary OS
Discussion: OSNews and digg.com, Thanks:jcatcw
Wilson Rothman / Gizmodo:
Palm Pre Review Matrix: What Everybody's Saying
Svetlana Gladkova / Profy:
Google Squared Declares Current Russian President Medvedev Dead
Loïc Le Meur / Loic Le Meur Blog:
The coolest way to buy creme brulee in San Fran: the Twitter food cart
Thanks:loic
Liz Gannes / NewTeeVee:
Current TV Journalists on Trial Today
Discussion: Gawker and Washington Post
 Earlier Items: 
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The Short Lifespan Of The iPhone
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